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Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021
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SCIENCE
What full FDA approval of Pfizer’s vaccine means for the future of the pandemic
Emory has been involved in testing all three vaccines currently in use in the U.S. Infectious disease experts Aneesh Mehta and Colleen Kelley answer questions about FDA approval, variants, masking and more.

 

HONOR
Twelve Emory alumni, students win Fulbright Awards for 2021-2022
A dozen Emory recent alumni and PhD students have been selected for the competitive Fulbright program to teach English, pursue graduate study and conduct research abroad for this academic year.

 

RESEARCH
Fragile X syndrome: Human brain organoids model disorder more closely than mice
A “brain organoid” model using human cells matches fragile X syndrome more closely than mouse versions, and could be a better way to find new potential treatments and evaluate them.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENT
Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital achieves second Magnet recognition
Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital has achieved Magnet recognition for the second time in a row as a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice.

ACHIEVEMENT
Standout students selected as new cohort of Woodruff Scholars
Recipients of the university’s top merit scholarships, the 26 students in the Emory Woodruff Scholars Class of 2025 come from as far away as a former Soviet republic and three countries in eastern Africa, as well as from right here in Atlanta.
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EMORY INSIDER
 
Emory Insider

 

Extended deadline: Emory University employees who were enrolled in the health care or limited purpose FSA during 2020 have until Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, to submit eligible expenses that were incurred during 2020. Contact PayFlex at 1-888-678-8242 or call the Benefits Department at 404-727-7613 with questions. To submit a claim, visit the PayFlex website.
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TAKE NOTE
 
Register for 'In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice' symposium, set for Sept. 29 - Oct. 1
Register for 'In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice' symposium, set for Sept. 29 - Oct. 1

Emory University COVID-19 paid leave policy is revised; learn more
Emory University COVID-19 paid leave policy is revised; learn more

Nominate faculty, staff or alumni for the international awards by Sept. 30
Nominate faculty, staff or alumni for the international awards by Sept. 30

Sign up for the Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 2
Sign up for the Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 2
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EMORY IN THE NEWS
 
A crisis within a crisis

 

A crisis within a crisis
Aug. 25 |  Rasheeta Chandler |  CNN

Herschel Walker faces big hurdles as he launches U.S. Senate campaign

 

Herschel Walker faces big hurdles as he launches U.S. Senate campaign
Aug. 25 |  Fred Smith |  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

To vaccinate more Americans, lean into outbreaks

 

To vaccinate more Americans, lean into outbreaks
Aug. 19 |  Natalie Dean |  STAT
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FEATURED EVENTS
 
Webinar: "Preparing for Education with Special-needs Kids: IEP, 504 Plan and More"

 

Webinar: "Preparing for Education with Special-needs Kids: IEP, 504 Plan and More"
Are you feeling overwhelmed with trying to navigate the school system on behalf of your child? Join in for a discussion to better address some of the most common barriers parents face when advocating for special needs kids in the education system.
When: Aug. 30, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
Webinar: "Maximizing Your Day: Effective Time Management"

 

Webinar: "Maximizing Your Day: Effective Time Management"
Time management is a learned skill. Learn about the time management process, characteristics of effective time managers, the importance of prioritizing important events and the role of delegation and communicating delegation requests with others.
When: Sept. 9, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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Mindfulness Practice
When: Aug. 31, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Sept.
 
Weekly Refresh Virtual Meditation
When: Sept. 1, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
 
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Sept.
 
Emory Climate Talks with Bryan Jacob of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
When: Sept. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free; registration required
 
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